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Standard User boxst
(fountain of knowledge) Wed 11-Nov-15 13:45:45
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Recommended MiFi Device


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Can anyone recommend a good world-wide 4G MiFi device? Preferably with a media SD card server built-in.

I loved this: http://www.amazon.co.uk/TP-Link-M7350-LTE-Advanced-l... but I went to the US and it doesn't have the correct frequency range.

I have a SIM with Three, hence the US use as well.

Thanks for any suggestions.
Standard User David_W
(fountain of knowledge) Wed 11-Nov-15 14:17:38
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Re: Recommended MiFi Device


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There are few if any that have truly worldwide coverage, sadly. The more bands you support, the more compromised the antenna has to be.

Typically, devices support the LTE bands used in Europe or the bands used in North America, but not both.

Standard User jchamier
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 11-Nov-15 14:28:47
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Re: Recommended MiFi Device


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Can anyone recommend a good world-wide 4G MiFi device?


iPad Mini 2 Cellular is likely the closest thing to a world band MiFi :-/

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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Wed 11-Nov-15 15:03:38
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Re: Recommended MiFi Device


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Was going to suggest something like tethering to a tablet, played with a couple of mi-fi devices and generally find the hot spot from a tablet is much more useable

Alas 3G/4G band support in tablets and phones is not always identical world wide so may need to confirm bands supported by each one before purchase.

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Standard User jchamier
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 11-Nov-15 15:31:50
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Re: Recommended MiFi Device


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Was going to suggest something like tethering to a tablet, played with a couple of mi-fi devices and generally find the hot spot from a tablet is much more useable


Not many tablets support Cat6 LTE yet. I bought a Huawei Cat 6 Mifi from Amazon which has a lot of freq support but the only ones missing are North America (USA & Canada) - which is the same as many phones.

Alas 3G/4G band support in tablets and phones is not always identical world wide so may need to confirm bands supported by each one before purchase.


Apple iPhone 5s and later are pretty much 'one model for world' but the 6 and 6s have more LTE bands than the 5s - mostly noticeable with T-Mobile USA.

IPad Air 2 is the iPhone 6 - there isn't an iPad Air 3 yet - so Cat 4 LTE . I would assume iPad Pro is Cat 6.

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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Wed 11-Nov-15 16:46:19
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Think my kindle hdx is cat 6 LTE but won't be betting money on it

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Standard User jchamier
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 11-Nov-15 21:41:25
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Re: Recommended MiFi Device


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Think my kindle hdx is cat 6 LTE but won't be betting money on it


You'd need an expensive EE data SIM service, or Vodafone, to use it. The other networks don't have Cat6 (4G+).

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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Thu 12-Nov-15 11:54:39
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EE Sim - six months of the £10 spend to get 200GB of data offers smile

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Standard User clmfsh
(experienced) Thu 12-Nov-15 12:36:48
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Have a search for TEP Wireless. It's a rental service where you hire a device for the duration of your trip abroad. Sweet point is two sharing, used one last month for a USA trip and worked perfectly in California, Hawaii, Texas and NYC.
Standard User boxst
(fountain of knowledge) Sat 21-Nov-15 16:11:12
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Found one : Stupidly expensive :)


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It seems that Netgear have just released one meets most of what I wanted (apart from the SD Card sharing). This one: http://www.netgear.com/service-providers/products/mo...

REALLY expensive though at £220+
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